GB2398897B - Improved diagnostic exerciser and methods therefor - Google Patents

Improved diagnostic exerciser and methods therefor

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GB2398897B
GB2398897B GB0402656A GB0402656A GB2398897B GB 2398897 B GB2398897 B GB 2398897B GB 0402656 A GB0402656 A GB 0402656A GB 0402656 A GB0402656 A GB 0402656A GB 2398897 B GB2398897 B GB 2398897B
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Iii John W Curry
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    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F11/00Error detection; Error correction; Monitoring
    • G06F11/36Preventing errors by testing or debugging software
    • G06F11/362Software debugging
    • G06F11/366Software debugging using diagnostics
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    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F11/00Error detection; Error correction; Monitoring
    • G06F11/07Responding to the occurrence of a fault, e.g. fault tolerance
    • G06F11/0703Error or fault processing not based on redundancy, i.e. by taking additional measures to deal with the error or fault not making use of redundancy in operation, in hardware, or in data representation
    • G06F11/0706Error or fault processing not based on redundancy, i.e. by taking additional measures to deal with the error or fault not making use of redundancy in operation, in hardware, or in data representation the processing taking place on a specific hardware platform or in a specific software environment
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F11/00Error detection; Error correction; Monitoring
    • G06F11/07Responding to the occurrence of a fault, e.g. fault tolerance
    • G06F11/0703Error or fault processing not based on redundancy, i.e. by taking additional measures to deal with the error or fault not making use of redundancy in operation, in hardware, or in data representation
    • G06F11/0751Error or fault detection not based on redundancy
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F11/00Error detection; Error correction; Monitoring
    • G06F11/07Responding to the occurrence of a fault, e.g. fault tolerance
    • G06F11/0703Error or fault processing not based on redundancy, i.e. by taking additional measures to deal with the error or fault not making use of redundancy in operation, in hardware, or in data representation
    • G06F11/079Root cause analysis, i.e. error or fault diagnosis
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    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F11/00Error detection; Error correction; Monitoring
    • G06F11/07Responding to the occurrence of a fault, e.g. fault tolerance
    • G06F11/0703Error or fault processing not based on redundancy, i.e. by taking additional measures to deal with the error or fault not making use of redundancy in operation, in hardware, or in data representation
    • G06F11/0793Remedial or corrective actions

Abstract

A computer-implemented method for diagnosing the performance of a computer system using a diagnostic application. The method includes providing a diagnostic application and providing an operating system (OS) kernel, the diagnostic application being configured to execute under the OS kernel in the computer system, the OS kernel having a kernel trap arrangement. The method also includes providing a diagnostic monitor, the diagnostic monitor being configured to execute cooperatively with the OS kernel, the diagnostic monitor having a monitor trap arrangement. The method additionally includes ascertaining, using the diagnostic monitor, whether a trap encountered during execution of the diagnostic application is to be handled by the OS kernel or the diagnostic monitor. Furthermore, the method includes passing, if the trap is to be handled by the OS kernel, the trap to the OS kernel for handling.
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